There are 2 workshops coming up that people should attend, in addition to the March 6 forum that Mayor Holaday has organized to get input from residents about the city's future course.
I was just reading over on Tom Salemi's blog about apathy, and I have to agree that there is apathy out there. But there is also a lot of ignorance fueling the apathy (I think) and the cure for ignorance is knowledge.
Feb. 25, 7-8 p.m., Newburyport Public Library
The Newburyport Green Communities Act Action Plan will be presented to the Newburyport Energy Advisory Committee. I was told by the Planning Dept. that the part of the Act that relates to "right-of-siting" for wind turbines depends on the strictness of the community's zoning laws since the siting has to meet the community's zoning laws for siting a wind energy conversion facility. Speaking of which ...
March 3, 7 p.m., City Hall
The Planning Board/Planning & Development Committee is holding the public hearing on proposed changes to the wind energy conversion ordinance that deals with the siting of wind turbines. Unfortunately, it may overlap somewhat with:
March 3, 5:30 p.m., Salisbury Senior Center, 43 Lafayette Rd.
A workshop on the state's new voluntary "stretch" building code. This is very important for anyone planning renovations to their home or plan on building a new home in MA or if someone is planning on building a commercial building (although it does not apply to all new construction of commercial buildings). The "stretch" code has to be adopted by a vote of the City Council and it is a criteria for becoming a green community under the Green Communities Act.
That's all, for now. Thankyouverymuch.
2 weeks ago